Stupidity as a Positive Feedback System

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James F. Welles, Ph.D

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Published: 6 February 2019 | Article Type :


As the learned inability to learn, stupidity is a normal, dysfunctional learning process which occurs when a schema formed by linguistic biases and social norms acts via the neurotic paradox to establish a positive feedback system which becomes first self-sustaining and then renders behavior irrelevant to the environment by carrying detached actions to maladaptive excesses.

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